Samuel Webbe (II)

WEBBE, Samuel (II), the younger. b. London, 15 October 1768; d. Hammersmith, London, 25 November 1843. The fourth child and eldest son of Samuel Webbe (I)* the Elder, Webbe was educated musically by his father, and may have studied with Clementi. Like his father he acquired wide-ranging skills, becoming a singer, violinist, oboist, trumpeter, Roman Catholic church musician and composer of sacred and secular music. He wrote for both Roman Catholic and Anglican rites, and enjoyed a career as organist to a number of different denominations, including, by 1791, the Bavarian embassy chapel, and later the Spanish embassy chapel, and from around 1798 the Unitarian Chapel, Paradise Street,...

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